New Approved ASTM Standards

By Ryan Davis

D3527 – Standard Test Method for Life Performance of Automotive Wheel Bearing Grease has been revised to D3527-18 developed by Committee D02.G0.05, ASTM BOS Volume 05.01. D8206 – Standard Test Method for Oxidation Stability of Lubricating Greases—Rapid Small-Scale Oxidation Test (RSSOT) is a new standard, now available. D8206-18 developed by Committee D02.09.0E, ASTM BOS Volume…

New Application Note – LOW LEVEL 1,2,3-TRICHLOROPROPANE DETERMINATION

By Ryan Davis

1,2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) is usually found at industrial waste sites. It can be used as a solvent or as a degreasing agent and is also a chemical intermediate when synthesizing other compounds. 1,2,3-TCP does not typically leach into soil, thus it is commonly found in ground water. Since it is a highly carcinogenic chemical and has…

New Scientific Exchange Application Note Added

By Ryan Hayes

During volatile analysis, samples are purged with an inert gas in order for the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to be swept out of the sample matrix and onto an analytical trap. For years, the established and recommended purge flow rate and time has been 40ml/min for 11 minutes. However advances in instrumentation technology have led…

Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule

By Ryan Hayes

On August 7, 2017 the Clean Water Act Methods Update Rule (MUR) was signed. The MUR is promulgating changes to analytical test procedures required under the Clean Water Act. Revised EPA methods and methods published by voluntary consensus bodies such as ASTM are included in the changes. Furthermore, the ability to apply for EPA review…